Jordan Downey isn’t a household name (yet), but the guy makes some seriously interesting films. Not only is he responsible for the cult classic ThanksKilling and its sequel, he’s also responsible for the amazing seven-minute fan film Critters: Bounty Hunter. Take note, Hollywood: If you’re looking for someone to reboot Critters, here’s your guy. Please, pay him.
In the meantime, Downey has put together “Red Weather,” a web series that draws inspiration from the likes of “The Twilight Zone.” The hook: All of the stories unfold in five minutes or less. The pilot episode is fantastic, and I hope he and his crew put together more very soon.
From the Press Release:
FEAR IS THE FORECAST in this pilot episode of RED WEATHER, a horror web series pitch from creator Jordan Downey (Critters: Bounty Hunter, ThanksKilling). Simply put, it’s The Twilight Zone or Tales From the Crypt in under 5 minutes.
Red Weather aims bring a fun, whimsical nature to anthology horror. With a catchy theme song and memorable title sequence, episodes begin in the “bleeding storm” which departs to reveal the setting of each episode. New characters are introduced, often times unknowingly facing an ironic demise.
Nothing is off limits — monsters, ghouls, killer inanimate objects, evil government agents, dolls and demons are all part of the Red Weather folklore. You’ll never know what’s coming when the storm chooses you.
Driven by mystery and suspense first, Red Weather carries with it a cautionary theme: Be careful what you do, how you treat others and what you say because it might just come back to haunt you.
“We’ve developed a number of other episodes that are even scarier and more bizarre. But from the start, this has always been one of my personal favorites which I just felt was the best showcase for the style and tone of the whole series.”, Downey said. “I’ve always loved short horror films, especially when they’re essentially just one scene, and I hope we get to do more of these”.
Because in the Red Weather, every storm has a story!
Check out the pilot episode of Jordan Downey’s effective “Red Weather” below. And I’m serious about that Critters reboot, Hollywood. The world definitely needs more Crite-related mayhem.